How many times have you heard the phrase ‘Curiosity killed the cat’?
If you are anything like me, you will have heard it many times as a warning because your inquisitive nature may have been leading you to mischief, or even injury.
The thing is though, when we get curious, we discover more about the world in which we live, and more about ourselves.
When this happens, we learn more about what is possible, and again if you’re like me, this leads to excitement and incredible opportunities presenting themselves to us in abundance.
And let’s be honest, who doesn’t like being excited?
Or being gifted opportunities simply because they got excited due to their curiosity?
“Sorry, I don’t want to be excited or given the opportunity of a lifetime” said no one in my network!
I get it. Curiosity kills the cat in many ways.
But, and this is a big but, and like I have said before, we know big buts do not lie…
(And if you haven’t figured out this reference yet, you are obviously not on my wave length, and a little bit of curiosity will deliver a smile to you!)
Anyway, back to curiosity killing the cat, which it has done on many occasion I am sure, but we are talking about a level of curiosity which will light you up from the inside, and the path ahead to the success you want in life.
Take Annie Gibbins for example.
A woman who was told she couldn’t do a lot of things.
Had a two sets of twins within 2 years of each other! (That in and of itself needs an applause and a level of curiosity to find out how she coped with that!)
Experienced life threatening asthma, yet still managed to climb mountains (quite literally!) and come back down the mountain with a business idea having just had her very own lipstick moment.
Yeah, a lipstick moment! at Everest Base Camp! Because where else would you have a moment of wanting your lipstick ladies, having spent several days in the same clothes sweating in the freezing cold.
Not sure about you, but the more I started to learn about this lady, there was no way I was going to miss the chance to learn more about her, especially as she is one of Australia’s leading ladies, and I don’t give her that title willy-nilly either!
(In fact I didn’t give it to her, it’s what her peers tell me, and something she gave herself!)
Annie’s rise to the top of the medical world in Corporate Australia has been nothing short of incredible and I for one love being in the company of unsung heroes, and then making sure others know about them too.
So when Annie asked me to be a ghost writer for her autobiography, and I had composed myself from giggling, I told her there was no way a woman such as her wanted an autobiography.
Nothing less than a biography would do, and four months later I am here to share with you her story.
Yes, four months it took for me to research this incredible human being, interviewing family, friends, colleagues and mentors, and then get this book ready for you to read.
I stalked her for three months on social media, went down the rabbit whole of the internet, finding out as much as I could about her.
Not a lot blows me away these days, especially with a lot of female leaders out there in the world, but Annie? Yeah, you could say I am every so slightly impressed with her.
Had a bit of a girl crush actually.
Because so many women who have reached Annie’s level of success, well quite frankly they are a far too egotistical for my liking, and to use one of my favourite sayings “Their heads are so far up their backsides, its back on their shoulders!”
As women we have experienced male domination for centuries, then it was the ‘Bitches with Briefcases’ in the eighties, which morphed into ‘Boss Bitch’ towards the end of the nineties, many of whom still remain today.
Now alongside them, we have the ‘Love and Light Brigade’ who send love but the moment you start to shine even remotely as brightly as them, they start to distance themselves and take their love and affection elsewhere.
Not so with Annie Gibbins.
Annie is just pure joy, open hearted and as one of her mentors Stephen De Sede, Founder of the DeSede Institute says “Annie has no ego, and her purpose is to make everyone believe in themselves”
And that’s just what she does for the women who take part in her Magic Transformation programme, a programme which encourages women to get really curious about their lives, and if they have a business, get curious about that too.
I for one have always been curious. It is one of the reasons I love travelling so much, well, not at the moment obviously, what with the restrictions in place.
That said, I have been making plans for the Brazilian leg of my book tour and building the foundations of my United States book tour… I mean after all I’m already in America, it just happens to be South America.
They say curiosity killed the cat, but curiosity is a powerful tool to work with. It allows us to discover scientific and technological breakthroughs.
It allows us to explore our body and mind, as well as our own soul if we choose to allow ourselves too.
We’re even getting curious about life on other planets, and if you speak with some people, they are really curious as to what is REALLY going on in the world at the moment, and not just with Hollywood and Royalty either.
Choosing to be curious is a choice, like everything else in life.
Choosing to be happy, choosing to laugh everyday, choosing to be healthy, choosing to ignore the truth we know about situations, choosing to ignore the truth we know about ourselves.
Choosing to simply BE all of who we are, in each and every area of our life, regardless of what others think of us, takes a deeper sense of curiosity than anything else.
Because when we get curious as to why we are not being true to ourselves,
Or why we are not ourselves when others are around,
When we choose to not be all of who we were born to be,
Then we discover answers which will set us free and allow us to become the very person we wish to be.
And isn’t that what we all want, deep down inside?
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In the meantime though, to purchase your copy of Becoming Annie: The Biography of a Curious Woman, click on this link, and enjoy the ride!
It’s a beautiful one I can promise you that.
With love as always,
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